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I Need a Root Canal! Is it Going to Hurt?

December 13, 2018
Posted By: Dr. David King
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Learning that you need root canal therapy may not be the best news that you can receive. However, if you are in pain, you can rest assured that this treatment will alleviate it.

If we diagnose a root canal, it is likely that your tooth is infected. A dental infection results in severe and constant pain, and unfortunately, it will not go away without treatment. So, be sure to contact your dentist right away if your tooth is causing you pain.

The Good News

Root canal therapy is one of the most misunderstood treatment procedures because people associate it with pain. However, it is your infection that is causing your pain; root canal therapy will relieve your discomfort and eliminate the infection.

Your dentist uses a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding area being treated to ensure that you don't feel anything during your procedure. As a bonus, the anesthetic will remove your pain as soon as we administer it.

Modern advances in root canal therapy make the procedure smooth, comfortable, and efficient. Your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth, seal it, and allow it to heal. After healing is completed, your dentist will place a crown or permanent filling to restore all the strength and function you had before your tooth infection. 

Can Root Canal Therapy be Avoided?

While every person's situation is unique, many cases of root canal therapy can be avoided. Routine visits to your dentist every six months allow them to detect tooth decay early on before it progresses inside the nerve of your tooth and causes an infection. Being proactive about treating tooth decay enables your dentist to utilize less invasive procedures such as a dental filling to eliminate tooth decay.

Contact King Dental

If you need a root canal in Huntsville, Dr. King is highly skilled and very gentle. He has a lot of experience helping patients through root canal treatment, and he is happy to help you! Contact King Dental right away if you are experiencing dental pain. 

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